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ABOUT ME

BIOGRAPHY, REPERTOIRE & TEACHING CAREER

 

BIOGRAPHY

Diana Galvydyte is a Lithuanian born violinist. She studied with Natalia Boyarsky at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey and at the Royal College of Music in London obtaining a Masters Degree in Performance with Distinction.

Diana’s appearances include the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall's Purcell Room, St.James's Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace for HRH The Earl of Wessex, as well as live on In Tune BBC Radio 3. Abroad, Diana appeared at the Chamber Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Theater Diligentia in the Hague, Konzerthaus in Vienna and gave a recital for Radio France Festival in Montpellier.

Diana performed as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Windsor castle as the Winner of the International Windsor Festival String Competition. She made her USA debut performing Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. In Lithuania Diana performed with the Lithuanian National and State Symphony Orchestras as well as the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, often broadcasted on National Television.


Diana’s CD “A Different World” was awarded four stars by the BBC Music Magazine.

As a chamber musician Diana attended the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove where she collaborated with Steven Isserlis and Elisabeth Leonskaja. She has also performed with the Conchord Ensemble.

Diana was a professor of violin at the Yehudi Menuhin School for twelve years. Her students’ awards in international violin competition include Grumiaux in Brussels and Ilona Feher in Hungary 2019, Menuhin in Geneva 2018, Rubinstein in Germany 2018 and Postacchini in Italy 2017.

 

REPERTOIRE LIST

CONCERTOS

J.S. BACH

·         Concerto in A minor BWV 1041

·         Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor BWV 1060


BEETHOVEN

·         Romance in G major Op. 40

·         Romance in F major Op. 50


BRUCH

·         Concerto in G minor Op. 26


ELGAR

·         Concerto in B minor Op. 61


LALO

·         Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21


MENDELSSOHN

·         Concerto in E minor Op. 64


MOZART

·         Concerto No. 3 in G major KV 216

·         Concerto No. 4 in D major KV 218


NIELSEN

·         Violin Concerto Op.33


PROKOFIEV

·         Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 19

·         Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63


SIBELIUS

·         Concerto in D minor Op. 47

·         Humoresques No. 1 & No. 2 Op. 87


STRAVINSKY

·         Concerto in D


TCHAIKOVSKY

·         Concerto in D major Op. 35


VIEUXTEMPS

·         Concerto in A minor No. 5 Op. 37

RECITAL REPERTOIRE

ALSHEH Daniel

·         Noctune & Aubade (1994)


BACH J.S.

·         Solo Sonata No.1 in G minor BWV 1001 

·         Solo Sonata No.3 in C major BWV 1005

·         Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004

·         Partita No. 3 in E major BWV 1006


BARKAUSKAS Vytautas

·         Partita for Solo Violin Op. 12 

·         Sonata Op. 75 No. 3 (1984)

·         Silhouette


BARTOK

·         Six Romanian Folk Dances Sz 56  

BEETHOVEN

·         Sonata No. 1 in D major Op. 12

·         Sonata No. 3 in E flat major Op. 12

·         Sonata No. 4 in A minor Op. 23

·         Sonata No. 5 in F major Op. 24 ‘Spring’

·         Sonata No. 8 in G major Op. 30/3

·         Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’


BRAHMS

·         Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108

·         Scherzo in C minor 


CHAUSSON

·         Poeme Op. 25


CIURLIONIS

·         Three Preludes Op. 31 No. 4; Op. 11 No. 1; Op. 7, No. 1


DEBUSSY

·         Sonata in G minor


DVARIONAS

·         Prie Ezerelio

·         Elegija


ELGAR

·         La Capriccieuse Op. 17

·         Salut d’Amour Op. 12

·         Sonata in E minor Op. 82

ERNST

·         “Othello” Fantasie Op. 11


FRANCK

·         Sonata in A major


GEMINIANI

·         Sonata in C minor


GRIEG

·         Sonata in F major Op. 8 No. 1


HEIFETZ Trascriptions

·      Godovsky: Alt-Wien

·         Prokofiev: Masks (from Romeo & Juliet)


HINDEMITH

·         Sonata in D major Op.11 No.2


KREISER Transcriptions & Original Compositions

·         De Falla: Spanish Dance

·         Poldini: Dancing Doll

·         Caprice Viennois Op. 2

·         Liebesfreud

·         Midnight Bells

·         Recitativo und Scherzo Op. 6


MACMILLAN James

·       After the Tryst

·       A Different World


MASSENET

·         Meditation (from Thais)


MOZART

·         Sonata in E minor KV 304

·         Sonata in D major KV 306

·         Sonata in G major KV 301 (293a)

·         Adagio E major KV 261

ANTHONY PAYNE

·         Footfalls Echo in the Memory

·         Of Knots and Skeins 

PAGANINI

·         Cantabile Op. 17

·         Sonatinas in A minor No. 6 Op. 2 and in A major No. 4 Op. 2

·         Caprices   


POULENC

·         Presto

·         Sonata FP 119


PROKOFIEV

·         Five Melodies Op.35 bis

·         Sonata No.1 in F minor Op. 80

·         Sonata No.2 in D major Op. 94a


RACHMANINOV

·         Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14


RAVEL

·         Sonata in G Major

·         Tzigane


SAINT-SAENS

·         Danse Macabre Op. 40

·         Study in Form of the Waltz

·         Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28


SALONEN Esa-Pekka

·         Lachen verlernt for solo violin (2002)


SARASATE

·         ‘Carmen’ Fantasie Op. 25

·         Zigeunerweisen Op. 20

·         Zapateado Op. 23


SCHITTINO Joe

·         Poem 'Egle'

·         Rhapsodie Comique JS140 (2010) 

SCHUBERT

·           Sonata (Duo) in A major Op. 162 D574

·           Sonatina No. 3 in G minor Op. 137

·           Konzertstuck in D major D345


SCHNITTKE

·         Suite in the Olden Style Op. 80

·         String Trio


SCHOENBERG

·         Phantasy for Violin & Piano Accompaniment Op. 47


SOKOLOVIC Ana

·         Chant


STRAUSS

·        Sonata in E flat major Op. 18


SZYMANOVSKI

·         Notturno e Tarantella Op. 28


STRAVINSKY

·         Russian Dance

·         Suite ‘after themes, fragments and pieces by G.Pergolesi’

·         Divertimento


TARTINI

·         Sonata in G minor ‘Devil’s Trill’


TCHAIKOVSKY

·         Scherzo Op. 42/2

·         Melodie Op. 42/3

·         Valse-Scherzo Op. 34

·         Sentimental Waltz

·         Serenade Melancolique Op. 26

·         Piano Trio, Op. 50


TELEMANN

 ·        Fantasien  

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

·         The Lark Ascending

·         Violin Sonata


WATKINS Huw

·         Partita for Solo Violin (2006) 


WAXMAN-BIZET

·         Carmen Fantasie


WIENIAWSKI

·         Faust Fantasy

·         Variations on the Original Theme

·         Polonaise in A major Op. 21

·         Polonaise in D major Op. 4

·         Legende op. 17


YSAYE

·           Sonata for solo violin No. 2 Op. 27

·           Sonata for solo violin No. 5 Op. 27